I'm Laura, an Art Director based in Amsterdam.
In this blog you will find pieces of what I love most: food and coffee. Enjoy!

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Not all is about going out for dinner, but also cooking a tasty meal at home. Some friends have already told me how funny it is that my life seems to be based on food. Well, there is nothing we can do, this is a true love relationship!

So last Friday I chose a recipe from a Jamie Oliver's book that my sister got me: chicken korma, an Indian dish which I love.

The difficult part of cooking these kind of things is finding the ingredients but... this is Madrid! And as I mentioned in another post we bought almost everything at this fantastic Chinese shop! Including my beloved curry paste and bapao filled with meat.

As a side dish we cooked rice with ginger and lemon and mixed with the korma chicken happened to be delicious! And as a dessert, mochi with chocolate and peanut.

Mmmh... I am starving again!



Every first Sunday of the month, the fashion brand KLING organizes "Tea&Cake" an afternoon full of art and sweets.

Each time, they let an artist show his works at their shop at Ballesta and during that afternoon, people can enjoy a tea and a piece of cake. Sounds good, doesn't it?

KLING Downtown is at c/Ballesta, 6 (Metro Gran Vía or Callao)




There is no better way to start a new day than having a good breakfast, mainly when it is raining in the city.

I had seen this place on a blog and looked fantastic, so I couldn't wait to visit it. It is called Olivia te cuida and well... it is exactly how I imagined it would be when I read about it. Kind of country decoration, small and cosy. They have a big table to share and just a few more for 2 or 3 people.

For breakfast, we chose a tea and a basket of both white and whole-grain bread, tomato and jam. The homemade carrot and orange jam was delicious!

Besides, it is also a good choice for lunch (as I said, it is a small place, so it is better to book in advance) and they offer a few varieties of cakes and other desserts (some of them to order). It is closed during the weekends, but apparently you can rent it for private events.

Olivia te cuida is located in C/Santa Teresa, 8 (Metro Alonso Martínez)

*All the pictures are mine but the first one










Two Sundays ago, since the weather was fantastic, my flatmate and I spent the whole day walking around the city (or a part of it).

As I said on another post, we saw the graffitis in Malasaña by chance, when we were looking for a place to eat. We ended up having lunch at La Lolina, which surprisingly was not as crowded as usual.

I would say most of the people in Madrid know this place, at least if you frequent Malasaña. La Lolina is a cafe where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, have a coffee or a snack and even drink a delicious cocktail. I specially like it in the mornings! Besides, the vintage decoration and music are fantastic! The lunch menu is short and simple but tasty, composed of some salads, toasts, hot dogs and some other snacks.

On the last picture you can see a bar that recently opened in Madrid. It is called MUI and its frontage is great... Santiago Morillas painted a fishtank on it with almost 300 felt-tip pens! Apparently, they serve traditional and delicious tapas. We will have to try them!

La Lolina is located at Espíritu Santo, 9 (Metro Tribunal)
and MUI is at Ballesta, 4 (Metro Callao or Gran Vía)



When I watched the first video I could just shout "Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!"
But the truth is that all the works of Max Mörtl, a German motion designer from Hamburg, bring a smile to your face. If you don't believe it, check them out!